The first morning of the Winter Meetings has passed with nary a peep out of Baltimore’s front office. John Stockstill, the team’s director of international scouting, was seen walking the lobby over the last few hours, but not much has been bandied about along the corridors.
That silence will inevitably end later in the day, though, when manager Dave Trembley holds a press briefing at 2:30 p.m. and Andy MacPhail, the team’s president of baseball operations, meets with the local media in his hotel suite at 6 p.m.
The Orioles, who are looking for a first baseman, a third baseman, a starting pitcher and a closer, aren’t necessarily likely to do something big over the next three days. Baltimore is waiting for the market to set itself and will likely be interested in Saturday’s non-tender date, which will swell the ranks of free agency with several more compelling candidates.